Established in 1927, the Selinsgrove Rotary Club is the oldest service organization serving Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, and its surrounding communities. The Selinsgrove Rotary Club is comprised of men and women in Central Pennsylvania who subscribe to Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self”, and are committed to the ideals of community, vocational, international, and club service through locally chartered clubs that improve the local community and support programs of International Peace, Understanding, and Human Dignity.
Selinsgrove is bordered by the beautiful Susquehanna River and is home to Susquehanna University. It is also located just 20 minutes south of Bucknell University. Although the Club’s primary focus is Selinsgrove, neighboring communities such as Shamokin Dam, Hummels Wharf, and Middleburg benefit from its many community activities.
Rotary International is built on an organizational framework that divides its work into four avenues of service:
CLUB SERVICE, which relates to service within the Club and includes fellowship, attendance, programs, Rotary information, and special projects.
VOCATIONAL SERVICE, by which members are encouraged to share the ideals of Rotary with other non-members and practice those ideals in their business or profession.
COMMUNITY SERVICE, which includes community service projects, aid to children, the elderly, the handicapped, funds to other agencies, and for Selinsgrove Rotary, the Rotary Field and the Distinguished Service Award.
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE, which is directed to the improvement of international understanding.
A review of the history of the Selinsgrove Rotary Club makes it clear that its officers and members have established an outstanding record of achievement in the four avenues of service and in living up to The Four Way Test of things we think, say, and do, and asks the following: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?